Middlesbrough in talks for Afonso Alves, Fred

Middlesbrough are chasing Brazilian pair Afonso Alves and Fred.

Boro winger Stewart Downing is nearing a £12 million move to Tottenham and The Sun says Boro boss Gareth Southgate will use the cash to land strike targets Afonso Alves of Heerenveen and Lyon's Brazilian ace Fred.

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